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Special Education Teacher

Lubbock, Texas, United States
August 20, 2018

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Rosa Elizondo


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Lubbock, Texas 79424

956-***-**** (mobile)


To obtain a position at a school that will utilize my certifications and teaching experience.

ESL Supplemental 4-8 – Expires Sept. 20, 2021

English Language Arts and Reading (4-8) - Expires: Sept. 20, 2021

Generalist (EC - 4) - Expires: Sept. 20, 2021

Special Education (EC - 12) - Expires: Sept. 20, 202

Bilingual Education Supplemental (4-8) - Expires: Sept. 20, 202

Summary of Qualifications

The ability to create a love of learning in students of all abilities and backgrounds.

High expectations for all students.

Knowledge of subject and curriculum content.

Energy, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.


Pre-Kinder Teacher

South Texas Residential Center, 300 El Rancho Way, Dilley, Texas 78017

Dec 2014 – Nov 2015

Worked with children from Central America (Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, etc.), teaching them skills to help them adapt to the United States culture. This involved a bi-lingual curriculum. As a pre-kinder teacher, I was responsible for providing direction and supervision when they engaged in both individual and group projects. I closely observed students to ensure that they grasped the material and if not, re-teach when necessary. Elements that were introduced to the students included reading, writing, mathematics, art, and music appreciation. Moreover, incorporation of social skills was the center of the curriculum.

Maintaining their safety required constant monitoring to ensure that they were not engaging in unsafe behavior. I created a warm and welcoming environment in which students felt emotionally safe. As kindergarten teachers, we must have deep reserve of patience and kindness upon which they can draw. Communicating with parents took place daily along with daily assignments and progress reports.

Special Education Resource Teacher

United Independent School District, 201 Lindenwood Laredo, Texas

Jan 2000 – May 2012

While working at United Independent School District I worked at different schools.

United Step Academy (S.T.E.P) (9th - 12th)

responsible for developing appropriate Individual Education Plans for students with special needs, facilitated IEP meetings, mentor new resource teachers and oversaw para-educators.

Clark Middle School (Special Education Reading Specialist) 6th- 8th)

Collaborated with general education teachers to monitor progress towards IEP goals & positive behavior.

Coordinated special education meetings as well as parent-teacher conferences.

Worked closely with teachers for implementation of necessary accommodations and modifications and compliance of special education laws and the Individual Education Plan for special education students.

Bonnie L. Garcia Elementary (2nd - 5th)

Worked one-on-one with Special Education Students, tutored at-risk students, and collaborated with staff and parents.

Taught Summer School at the following schools.

Bonnie L. Garcia (Summer 2005/2nd - 5th grade)

Closing the Gap

Muller Elementary (Summer 2006/Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities)

Worked with external resources including: speech therapists, and/or occupations therapists while monitoring progress of each child.

Los Presidentes Elementary (Summer 2007/Functional Living Skills)

Focused on Developmental daily living skills

J. Zaffirini Elementary (Summer 2008/2nd - 5th)

Closing the Gap


Bachelor of Arts

Texas A&M International University, 5201 University Boulevard Laredo, Texas 78041

1997 – 1999

Associates Degree

Lee College 200 Lee Dr. Baytown, Texas 77520

1984 - 1986

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